A Chance to Watch the Atheist Alliance International Conference!

A lot of people rushed to get tickets to September’s Atheist Alliance International convention in Washington D.C. the moment they became available. No one expected that level of interest and no one knew that so many “atheist luminaries” would be able to speak at the convention. It sold out in a hurry (so did a [Read More...]

Guess Who Found Jesus?

Michael Vick. Allow me to just quote Dan Savage, who put it so well: How come no one ever finds Jesus before they get caught doing something criminal? … Why is this I’ve-found-Jesus detail trotted out, uncritically, in news reports? If a close reading of the news tells us anything—and I’m hoping that news reporters [Read More...]

One More Survey

Here’s another survey courtesy of the social bookmarking site Digg (See question number 9). That poll has atheists at 43.2% of the responders. (And who knew there were more Pastafarians than there were Jews?!) It’s still not scientific, but it’s probably more reliable than the Larry King Live poll. And if it’s even remotely accurate, [Read More...]

How Should Atheist Parents Approach Religious Children?

I received this email recently. I did send some of my own suggestions to the parent, but I told her I’d also put the message on here and see what others have to say: After struggling with issues of faith for a while, my husband and I have recently “de-converted”. Our boys (ages 10 & [Read More...]

Why You Should Watch High School Musical 2

The star of High School Musical 2, Zac Efron, says this in the latest issue of Rolling Stone (August 23rd issue, p. 41): “I was raised agnostic, so we never practiced religion, but my parents were very strict.” It wasn’t just a childhood phase, either. He still is an agnostic: Efron told The Shmooze that [Read More...]